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Upcoming Dates

Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2021
09:00 - 17:00

  Jul 12 - Jul 15, 2021
09:00 - 17:00

McAfee Web Gateway Administration
4 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Network Security

Course Details

The McAfee Web Gateway Administration course provides an in-depth introduction to the tasks crucial to setting up and administering McAfee Web Gateway effectively. This course combines lectures and practical lab exercises, with significant time allocated for hands-on interaction with the McAfee Web Gateway user interface. It provides detailed instructions for the integration of this product.


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  • Identify the purpose of the solution, as well as its key features.
  • Plan the deployment.
  • Install and configure solution components.
  • Configure rules, rule sets, lists, and related component to meet customer security, performance, and usage requirements.
  • Implement controls for administrator access.
  • Monitor solution’s operation and performance.
  • Gather information about the solution and generate reports for more detailed analysis.


Module 1—Welcome

  • About the Course
  • Acronyms and Terms
  • About You
  • Intel Security Community

Module 2—Solution Overview

  • Challenges of Effective Web Security
  • Solution Overview
  • Key Features
  • New/Enhanced Features for This Release
  • Flexible and Scalable Deployments
  • Access Controls
  • Management Interface
  • Central Management
  • Integration

Module 3—Planning

  • Planning Overview
  • Business Requirements
  • Appliance Types
  • Physical Appliance Requirements
  • McAfee Web Gateway Operating System
  • Supported Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Cards
  • Virtual Appliance Requirements
  • McAfee Blade Server System Requirements
  • Client Requirements
  • Supported Browsers
  • Open Port Requirements
  • Web Security Licenses
  • Proxy Design
  • Explicit/Transparent Proxies: Overview
  • Explicit/Transparent Proxies: Comparison
  • Proxy High Availability (HA)
  • Reverse HTTPS Proxy
  • Comparing ICAP and Reverse HTTPS Proxy
  • Deployment Plan
  • Change Control

Module 4—Installation

  • Installation Overview
  • Requirements
  • Downloading Appliance Software
  • Using Online Tools
  • Installing Software on Physical Appliances
  • Installing Software on Virtual Appliances
  • Setting up Virtual Appliance with Hyper-V
  • Initial Configuration Settings
  • Implementing Default Settings
  • Implementing Custom Settings: DHCP Not Used
  • Implementing Custom Settings: DHCP Used
  • Downloading McAfee Web Gateway UI Webstart
  • Completing the Setup
  • Logging into the User Interface
  • Verifying User Interface Is Accessible
  • Navigating McAfee Web Gateway Interface

Module 5—System Configuration

  • Configuration Overview
  • McAfee Web Gateway License Administration
  • Obtaining McAfee Web Gateway Updates
  • Downloading Update Package Manually
  • Uploading Update Package Manually
  • Configuring Automatic Updates
  • Triggering Automatic Updates
  • Reviewing Update Information on Dashboard
  • Reviewing Update Logs
  • Network Settings Overview
  • Review: Gateway Versus Proxy Serve
  • Review: Transparent Gateway
  • Review: Proxy Server
  • Viewing Proxy Configuration
  • Supported Network Modes
  • Supported Data Transfer Technologies
  • Proxy (optional WCCP)
  • HTTP Proxy Settings
  • Web Cache Settings
  • Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
  • Other Proxy Settings
  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Configuring Domain Name Service
  • Configuring Network Protection
  • Configuring Static Routes
  • Configuring Port Forwarding
  • Configuring Date and Time
  • Log File Manager Overview
  • Enabling and Configuring Audit Log Settings

Module 6—Policy Overview

  • Review: Web Page Components
  • Review: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • Policy Overview
  • Policy Page Overview
  • Policy Page Overview: Rule Sets Tab Views
  • Policy Page Overview: Lists Tab
  • Policy Page Overview: Settings Tab
  • Policy Page Overview: Templates Tab
  • How Rules and Rule Sets Work
  • Inside a Rule Set
  • Rule Elements: Criteria
  • Operators
  • Rule Elements: Actions
  • Rule Elements: Event
  • Rule Cycles
  • Rule Processing
  • Nested Rule Sets
  • How Lists and Rules Interwork
  • Permissions
  • Best Practices

Module 7—Rule, Rule Set, and List Configuration

  • Review: Filtering Traffic
  • Review: Transactions (Request- Response)
  • Review: Cycles
  • Review: How Rules Work
  • Default Rule Sets with Preconfigured Rules
  • Rule Design Overview
  • Example Rule Construction
  • Deleting Default Policies
  • Adding Top Level Rule Set
  • Adding IP Blacklist Rule
  • Adding IP Whitelist Rule
  • Adding Block All Rule
  • Review: Lists
  • Example: List Management
  • Editing IP Blacklist
  • Editing IP Whitelist Tag Catalog

Module 8—McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (McAfee GTI) and URL Filtering

  • URL Filtering Overview
  • McAfee GTI Overview
  • Some Ways McAfee Web Gateway Uses McAfee GTI
  • Gateway Anti-Malware Engine Overview
  • Configuring Gateway Anti-Malware Engine
  • URL Filter Engine Overview
  • Configuring Default URL Filter Engine
  • Configuring Dynamic Content Classifier (DCC)
  • Rule Construction
  • Default URL Filter Rule Sets and Rules
  • Default URL Filtering by Category Rule Set
  • Default Web Category Filtering Rules
  • Default Geolocation Rule Set
  • Default Dynamic Content Classification (DCC) Rules
  • Use Cases

Module 9: Media Type Filtering

  • Media Type Filtering Overview
  • Some Ways McAfee Web Gateway Controls Media Access
  • Rule Construction
  • Rule Construction: Media Type Criteria
  • Rule Construction: Media Type Lists
  • Default Enable Opener Rule
  • Default Media Type Filtering Rule Set
  • McAfee Data Loss Prevention (McAfee DLP) Overview
  • Adding McAfee DLP Classifications
  • Adding McAfee DLP Dictionary Entries
  • Default McAfee DLP Rule Sets and Rules
  • Use Cases

Module 10—Malware Filtering

  • Malware Filtering Overview
  • Anti-Malware Scanning Engines and Behavior
  • Configuring Mobile Code Behavior
  • Configuring Advanced Settings
  • Configuring Gateway Anti-Malware Settings
  • Configuring Advanced Settings for Avira
  • Configuring Custom Gateway Anti-Malware Engine
  • Rule Construction Overview
  • Default URL Filter Rule Sets and Rules
  • Default Gateway Anti-Malware Rules
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense— Handle Offline Scan Rules
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense—Initial Offline Scan Rules
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Rules
  • Use Cases

Module 11: Authentication and Account Management

  • Authentication Overview
  • Authentication Types
  • Authentication Engines
  • Configuring Authentication Method
  • Joining Appliance to Windows Domain
  • Rule Construction
  • Default Authentication Rule Sets
  • Transparent Authentication with Cookies
  • Default Authentication Rule Sets
  • Administrator Management Overview
  • Default Administrator Roles
  • Adding a Role
  • Adding an Administrator Account
  • Configuring External Account Management
  • Use Cases

Module 12: Secure Socket Layer Scanning

  • SSL Overview
  • SSL Scanning Engines
  • Viewing Default Certificate Authority
  • Generating Certificate
  • Exporting Certificate
  • Importing Certificate: Internet Explorer
  • Importing Certificate: Firefox
  • Configuring Default Certificate Verification
  • Configuring SSL Inspection
  • Configuring SSL Client Certificate Handling
  • Configuring SSL Client Context without CA
  • Rule Construction
  • Default SSL Scanner Rule Sets
  • Default Restrict CONNECT Rule Sets
  • Configuring SSL Scanner Rule Set
  • Configuring Handle CONNECT Call Rule Set
  • Configuring Certificate Verification Rule Set
  • Configuring Verify Common Name (Proxy Setup) Rule Set
  • Configuring Content Inspection Rule Set
  • Use Cases

Module 13—Quota Management and Coaching

  • Quota Management Overview
  • Coaching Overview
  • Configuring Quota System Settings
  • Configuring Coaching Engine Settings
  • Configuring Time Quota Engine Settings
  • Configuring Volume Quota Engine Settings
  • Configuring Authorized Override Engine Settings
  • Configuring Blocking Session Engine Settings
  • Rule Construction
  • Importing Coaching Rule Sets
  • Default Coaching/Quota Rule Sets
  • Other Default Rule Sets
  • Configuring Coaching Rule Set
  • Defining Coaching Criteria: Redirection
  • Defining Coaching Criteria: Block
  • Adding URLs to Coaching Rule Set
  • Configuring Time Quota Rule Set
  • Configuring Volume Quota Rule Set
  • Other Rule Set Types
  • Authorized Override Rule Set
  • Blocking Sessions Rule Set
  • Welcome Page Rule Sets
  • Use Cases

Module 14—Web Caching, Next Hop Proxies, Progress Pages, and Block Pages

  • Web Caching Overview
  • Enabling Cache Option
  • Web Cache Rule Construction
  • Configuring Read from Cache Rule Set
  • Default Write to Cache Rule Set
  • Next Hop Proxies Overview
  • Next Hop Proxy Rule Construction
  • Progress Indication Overview
  • Default Progress Indication Rule Sets
  • Default Enable Progress Page Rule
  • Default Enable Data Trickling Rule
  • Block Pages Overview
  • Basic Components
  • Creating a Custom Block Page
  • Modifying Custom Block Page
  • Creating Block Action
  • Configuring Action in Rule
  • Exporting Templates to Archive
  • Importing Template Archive

Module 15—Cloud Storage Encryption and Decryption

  • Solution Overview
  • Importing Cloud Storage Encryption Rule Set
  • Configuring Cloud Storage Encryption Engines
  • Ensuring Secure Communications
  • Manually Decrypting Data
  • Encrypting Data Multiple Times

Module 16: Logging

  • Logging Overview
  • System Log Files
  • Viewing System Log Files
  • User-Defined Log Files
  • Log File Settings
  • Log File Manager Settings: System Log Files
  • File System Logging Settings: User- Defined Log Files
  • Rule-Based Logging Overview
  • Rule Construction
  • Configuring File System Logging Settings
  • Adding Custom Log Handler (Optional)
  • Defining User-Defined Properties
  • Using the File Editor
  • Use Cases

Module 17: Dashboards and Monitoring

  • McAfee Web Gateway Dashboard Overview
  • Alerts and Charts and Tables Tabs
  • McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) Software Solution Overview
  • Integration Workflow: McAfee Web Gateway Activities
  • Configuring McAfee ePO in McAfee Web Gateway
  • Configuring Common Catalog Role
  • Configuring Administrator Account for McAfee ePO
  • Enabling REST-Interfaces
  • Adding Bypass Rule Set and Rule
  • Integration Workflow: McAfee ePO Activities
  • Installing McAfee Web Gateway Extension
  • Registering McAfee Web Gateway with McAfee ePO
  • McAfee Web Gateway Queries and Reports
  • Working with Dashboards and Monitors
  • Queries Overview
  • McAfee Web Gateway Queries
  • Creating Custom Queries and Reports
  • Using the Common Catalog

Module 18—McAfee Content Security Reporter

  • McAfee Content Security Reporter Overview
  • Planning: Platform
  • Planning: Database
  • Planning: McAfee ePO
  • Deployment Overview
  • Downloading McAfee Content Security Reporter Software
  • Installing McAfee Content Security Reporter Software
  • Installing McAfee Content Security Reporter Extension in McAfee ePO
  • Registering Report Server in McAfee ePO
  • Adding Log Source in McAfee ePO
  • Configuring Log Settings in McAfee Web Gateway
  • Rotating and Pushing Log in McAfee Web Gateway
  • Verifying Log Push in McAfee ePO
  • Post Installation Activities
  • Working with McAfee Content Security Reporter Dashboards in McAfee ePO
  • Working with McAfee Content Security Reporter Queries and Reports in McAfee ePO
  • Managing McAfee Content Security Reporter Permission Sets
  • Maintaining McAfee Content Security Reporter

Module 19—Advanced Management

  • Central Management Overview
  • How It Works
  • Configuring Central Management
  • Working with Policies
  • Configuring Updates
  • Using Different Central Management Groups
  • Single Network Group (Default)
  • Multiple Network Groups
  • Runtime Groups
  • Update Groups
  • Proxy High Availability Overview
  • Configuring Proxy High Availability
  • REST Interface Overview
  • Types of Scripts
  • Preparing Use of REST Interface
  • Enabling Use of REST Interface
  • Adding Custom Role and Account for REST Access

Module 20—Basic Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • Common Problem Areas
  • Performing a Backup and Restore
  • McAfee Web Gateway Troubleshooting Tools
  • Creating a Feedback File
  • Reviewing Log Files
  • Running a Packet Tracing
  • Using Rule Tracing Central
  • Connection Tracing Overview
  • Working with Rule Tracing Files
  • Working with Core Files
  • System and Network Tools Overview
  • Using System Tools
  • Using Network Tools
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)

Module 21—Web Hybrid Solution

  • Hybrid Solution Overview
  • Configuring Web Hybrid Solution
  • Web Hybrid Legacy Configuration
  • Hybrid Lists
  • Web Hybrid Policy Lists
  • Web Hybrid Rules
  • Authentication Considerations
  • McAfee Client Proxy Solution Overview
  • Deploying with McAfee ePO
  • Deploying Outside of McAfee ePO
  • McAfee Client Proxy Policies Overview
  • Configuring Proxy Server List
  • Defining Client Configuration
  • Configuring Bypass List
  • Configuring Block List
  • Configuring Permission Sets

Module 22—McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Overview and Integration

  • Malware Challenges
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Solution Overview
  • Multilayer Defense
  • Local Blacklist and Whitelist
  • Static Code Unpacking
  • Embedded Anti-Malware Engines
  • McAfee GTI Integration
  • Dynamic Analysis (Sandboxing)
  • Integrated Advanced Threat Detection
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Basic Solution Components
  • Physical Appliance Specifications
  • Virtual Machine Requirements
  • Supported File Types for Analysis
  • Client Requirements
  • Standalone Deployment
  • Integrated Deployment
  • McAfee Web Gateway Integration Overview
  • Integration Workflow
  • Configuring McAfee Web Gateway User Account in McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
  • Configuring Settings for McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
  • Configuring Rule Sets

Target Audience

  • System and Network Administrators
  • Security Personnel
  • Auditors
  • Consultants



  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows administration
  • System administration concepts
  • Basic understanding of computer security concepts
  • General understanding of internet services